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2024 BC QSO Party BCQP 2024 Line Scores Available

The final scores are in and can be viewed online now -- see how well you did, either in the Inside BC or Outside BC listings. Also, be sure to read the comprehensive 2024 post-contest report. Hundreds of participants enjoyed a busy BC QSO Party weekend Feb. 3 and 4. Well done and thank you to all who got on for a fun weekend!

2024 Report | 2024 BC Results | 2024 W/VE/DX Results

Participants may be interested in the final report from last year's BCQP, too:

2023 Report | 2023 BC Results | 2023 W/VE/DX Results

The next generation of CW operators from Orca member Guy VA7GI's CW class recently completed their first on-air QSO with fellow Orca member Mark VA7MM. From left are Chris (11), Soarin (13) and mom Elsa. Well done to all!

Adam Farson, VA7OJ (SK)

March 19, 2024 -- Regretfully, we share news of the passing of Adam Farson VA7OJ. Adam was the 2022 recipient of the Dayton Hamvention Technical Achievement Award. He was very well known as an expert in testing of amateur radio equipment and was the moderator on the ICOM IC-7610 Users Group among many other technical pursuits. Adam was 83 years old and was a member of many clubs including Orca DXCC.

Orca Report: March 2024
The March Orca Report provides a few sneak peeks into the stats from last month's BC QSO Party, a membership renewal reminder and more.

Read the Orca Report


QSO Parties May 4-5
(7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England).
Canadian Prairies QSO Party May 11-12 (rules). 50 MHz Spring Sprint May 11-12 (rules). Volta RTTY May 11-12 (rules). King of Spain CW May 18-19 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 25-26 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 8-10 (rules).
Recent contest activity... BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 28 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 27-28 (rules). CQMM DX Apr. 20-21 (rules). Japan International DX CW Apr. 13-14 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 6-7 (rules). CQWW WPX Phone Mar. 30-31 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 19-21 (rules). ARRL International DX SSB Mar. 2-3 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 24-25 (rules). ARRL International DX CW Feb. 17-18 (rules). CQWW RTTY Feb. 10-11 (rules). BCQP Feb. 3-4 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest TX5S, Clipperton Is. Jan.-Feb. 2024 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2023
Recent DX activations...
W8S, Swains Is. Oct. 4-27, 2023 9Q2WX, Congo Aug. 20-Sep. 9, 2023 DX0NE, Spratly Is. Apr. 30-May 9, 2023 T30UN, Tarawa, W. Kiribati Apr. 2023 Z81D, South Sudan Until Apr. 22, 2023